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Milburn Stone ACTOR


Milburn Stone was born on July 5th, 1904 in Burrton, Kansas.  As a teenage boy he left home and joined a touring repertory troupe followed by appearing in vaudeville in a song and dance team called, “Stone and Strain”.  Soon he was working on the stage in Broadway in a number of productions.
After gaining some experience as a stage actor, Stone decided to relocate to Los Angeles, California and see if he had any luck working in the film industry.
It took a while for his career to take off, mostly working in films for Monogram Pictures in small un billed parts.  It was not until 1937 that he was cast as the lead in the film, “Federal Bullets” followed by decent roles in the films, "Mr. Lincoln” (1939), “The Great Alaskan Mystery” (1944) and “The Master Key” (1945).  Soon he was signed with Universal Pictures and did a number of features with them.
Soon he was offered a recurring role as the character role of Doc Adams in 1955 on the series, “Gunsmoke” for a total of a twenty year run on over 500 episodes and even winning an Emmy in 1968.

When he finally retired from acting he earned his doctorate from St. Mary of the Plains College in Kansas.
Milburn was married a total of three times throughout his lifetime, first to Ellen Morrison from 1925 through 1937 and together they had one child together.  He then married his second wife, Jane Garrison in 1939 and they actually divorced after one year but then remarried in 1941 and remained married until he passed away from a heart attack on June 12th, 1980 in La Jolla, California. 
He received a number of honors throughout his career such as being inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1981 and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Television.


1955-1975 Gunsmoke
1958 Climax!
1957 Drango 
1956 Front Row Center 
1955 The Private War of Major Benson 
1955 TV Reader's Digest 
1955 Smoke Signal 
1955 White Feather
1955 The Man Behind the Badge 
1955 The Long Gray Line 
1954 Black Tuesday 
1954 Siege at Red River 
1953 Arrowhead 
1953 Second Chance 
1953 Pickup on South Street 
1953 The Sun Shines Bright
1953 Invaders from Mars 
1952 Fireside Theatre
1952 The Savage
1952 Dragnet
1952 The Atomic City
1951 The Racket 
1951 Roadblock 
1951 Flying Leathernecks 
1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1951 Operation Pacific 
1950 Branded
1950 The Fireball 
1950 Snow Dog
1950 No Man of Her Own 
1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass 
1949 The Sky Dragon 
1949 The Green Promise
1949 The Judge
1948 Train to Alcatraz
1947 Killer McCoy
1947 Heading for Heaven 
1947 Cass Timberlane 
1947 Killer Dill 
1947 Time Out of Mind
1947 Buck Privates Come Home 
1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman 
1947 The Michigan Kid
1946 Little Miss Big 
1946 Danger Woman
1946 Inside Job
1946 Her Adventurous Night
1946 Strange Conquest
1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back
1946 Smooth as Silk
1946 Little Giant
1946 The Scarlet Horseman
1945 The Daltons Ride Again
1945 The Royal Mounted Rides Again
1945 Strange Confession
1945 The Beautiful Cheat 
1945 On Stage Everybody
1945 The Frozen Ghost
1945 Swing Out, Sister
1945 The Master Key
1945 I'll Remember April
1945 She Gets Her Man
1945 Enemy Bacteria 
1944 Jungle Woman 
1944 Twilight on the Prairie 
1944 Gambler's Choice
1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! 
1944 Prices Unlimited
1944 Hat Check Honey
1944 Weird Woman 
1944 Strange Confession
1944 Phantom Lady
1943 Gung Ho! The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders
1943 The Mad Ghoul
1943 Corvette K-225
1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
1943 Destroyer
1943 Submarine Alert
1943 Get Going 
1943 Captive Wild Woman
1943 Keep 'Em Slugging 
1943 You Can't Beat the Law 
1943 Silent Witness
1942 Eyes in the Night 
1942 Police Bullets 
1942 Invisible Agent
1942 Rubber Racketeers 
1942 Pacific Rendezvous 
1942 Reap the Wild Wind
1942 Frisco Lil 
1941 No Hands on the Clock 
1941 Death Valley Outlaws
1941 The Great Train Robbery 
1941 The Phantom Cowboy
1940 The Great Plane Robbery
1940 Give Us Wings 
1940 Colorado 
1940 Public Deb No. 1
1940 Buyer Beware
1940 Lillian Russell 
1940 An Angel from Texas 
1940 Enemy Agent
1940 Johnny Apollo 
1940 Framed
1940 Chasing Trouble
1939 The Big Guy 
1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
1939 Crashing Thru
1939 Fighting Mad
1939 Danger Flight 
1939 Sky Patrol
1939 Tropic Fury 
1939 When Tomorrow Comes 
1939 Stunt Pilot 
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln 
1939 Blind Alley 
1939 Mystery Plane
1939 The Spirit of Culver 
1939 Blackwell's Island
1939 Society Smugglers 
1939 Tail Spin
1939 King of the Turf
1939 Made for Each Other
1938 California Frontier
1938 The Storm
1938 Paroled from the Big House
1938 Wives Under Suspicion 
1938 Sinners in Paradise
1938 Come Across 
1938 Crime School 
1938 Port of Missing Girls 
1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out 
1937 Federal Bullets 
1937 Music for Madame 
1937 Youth on Parole 
1937 Atlantic Flight 
1937 Reported Missing 
1937 Blazing Barriers
1937 The 13th Man 
1937 You Can't Beat Love 
1937 The Wildcatter 
1937 The Man in Blue
1937 Wings Over Honolulu
1937 They Gave Him a Gun
1937 Swing It, Professor
1937 A Doctor's Diary
1936 Three Smart Girls
1936 Banjo on My Knee
1936 The Accusing Finger
1936 The Man I Marry
1936 Rose Bowl 
1936 Two in a Crowd 
1936 Murder with Pictures
1936 The Three Mesquiteers 
1936 China Clipper
1936 Nobody's Fool 
1936 The Princess Comes Across 
1936 The Milky Way 
1935 The Fighting Marines 
1935 Rendezvous
1935 His Night Out 
1935 Cheers of the Crowd
1935 Ladies Crave Excitement 

Matinee Classics - The Great Alaskan Mystery starring Milburn Stone, Marjorie Weaver, Edgar Kennedy, Samuel S. Hinds, Martin Kosleck, Ralph Morgan, Joseph Crehan, John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight, Harry Cording and Anthony Warde
Matinee Classics - Colorado starring Roy Rogers, George
Matinee Classics - Colorado starring Roy Rogers, George
Matinee Classics - The Master Key starring Milburn Stone, Jan Wiley, Lash LaRue and Dennis Moore
Matinee Classics - Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone
Matinee Classics - Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone
Matinee Classics - Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone
Matinee Classics - Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake and Milburn Stone
Matinee Classics - The Fireball starring Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, James Brown, Ralph Dumke, Milburn Stone, Bert Begley, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Flint, Glenn Corbett and John Hedloe
Matinee Classics - An Angel from Texas starring Eddie Albert, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, Ruth Terry, John Litel, Hobart Cavanaugh, Ann Shoemaker, Tom Kennedy, Milburn Stone and Elliott Sullivan

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